Samstag, 12. August 2023


Two-colour brioche is a marvellous technique. It creates a lovely, squishy texture that is comforable to wear and it can be used to create quite intricate patterns – in case of this scarf irregular leaves, like the ones falling in autumn. (“Herbstlaub” is the german word for autumn leaves.)

The middle stripe effect is created by switching the dominant color in the middle of a row.

This knitting pattern is available via

The pattern PDF is 14 pages long and contains

  • row-by-row pattern instructions
  • a schematic and a description of the pattern idea
  • photo tutorials for the following brioche stitches
    • brk4inc
    • brkLdec
    • brkRdec

In order to knit this pattern you should know how to knit two-colour brioche.

To knit a scarf like this you need the following materials:

  • a total of 1000 metres of fingering weight yarn – in two colours; for two-color brioche I prefer (semi-)solid colors
    I used Wollmeise Pure Merino Superwash, two skeins (150grams each)
  • 3.25 mm knitting needles – straight with double points or circulars
  • 2 stitch markers
  • a tapestry needle for weaving in ends
The finished piece measures 150 cm in length and 30 cm in width (unblocked) – and 160 cm in length and 35 in width (blocked).